Are the search engines the main source of traffic for Craigslist & USFreeAds?

by Johnson Tay 4 replies
Or are both like eBay and Amazon that attract its own traffic... WITHOUT relying *entirely* on the search engines (mainly, Google) to index its pages.

Any idea?
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnson Tay
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    • Profile picture of the author Jamie Iaconis
      Hi,

      I would have to say that most of
      Craigslist's traffic is type-in...

      They do have many listings in the SE's I'm
      sure but type-in traffic mostly, for sure!

      Jamie
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      • Profile picture of the author Andrew Dillon
        Johnson good question and it would be great to know the answer as it would then make the decision to use such services easier.
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        • Profile picture of the author Scott Murdaugh
          I have no stats to back this up, but I would guess that at least 90% of Craigslist traffic is type in.

          People know what it is. I know a guy, he's in his late 70's, I had to teach him how to use email.

          I set up auctions on Ebay to help him sell his car. But he visits Craigslist everyday because he knows it's a good source for scrap metal or whatever the he's looking to buy cheap.

          Craigslist is a massive website with a massive user base. Sure, they get some traffic from Google, but I'd bet a good chunk of money that the majority of the traffic is local people buying and selling goods.

          Just my .02.

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